Sailing for Wheelchair Users – A New Experience for me

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Sailing

Hello guys.

How are you doing? A few weeks ago I tried a new sport. I filmed it all so you could understand how I did it.

It was challenging to go on the water and transfer to the boat. They have volunteers to assist and they make your life much easier. I have friends from tennis that invite me all the time but it was through Fiona G that sent a message to my husband on Linkedin and made us very interested.

It is an open session that takes place every Thursday at Queens Mary Sailability here in London. I didn’t know they had that facility. What a great place.

Please take a look at the video and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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With Fiona G.

 

 

Amaella – Lingerie with certified organic cotton & free from toxic chemicals.

Amaella – Lingerie with certified organic cotton & free from toxic chemicals.

Amaella. Pic Ana KArine Neves

As a woman and a wheelchair user, I find it very difficult to find lingerie that is comfortable and beautiful at the same time. As I am in a sitting position sometimes the underwear can harm my skin if it is too tight.  I want a softer material and I also want it to be sustainable and organic, so I was delighted to come across AmaElla. I think lingerie needs to be pleasant to see as it also an important piece for seduction. It is hard is to find sexy underwear that feels right to use.

AmaElla is gorgeous and it’s organic. I had the honour to meet the owner and she explained to me her concept. I did a photoshoot with it and became an Amaella lover. They also have pyjamas and other items.

I thought I would share this bit with you:

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AmaElla Picture- Ana Karine Neves

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and taking good care of it will benefit our health. Everything that is in contact with our skin can be absorbed; nightwear and lingerie is no exception. Traditional cotton is treated with pesticides and synthetic toxins that have been demonstrated to have a direct impact on our health. Toxic chemicals on our clothes have been associated with problems in women’s hormonal health and even with increasing the likelihood of developing breast cancer. Sounds pretty scary, right?

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Amaela Pict by Ana Karine Neves

Because we care about your health, we only use certified organic cotton and materials free from toxic chemicals. At AmaElla every material has been tested for harmful substances by independent organizations such as GOTS and OEKO-TEX.

OUR GOTS ORGANIC COTTON USED IN NIGHTWEAR AND LINGERIE IS FREE FROM:

  • Formaldehyde: one of the most carcinogenic chemicals and related to skin reactions. Besides its health risks, it’s widely used to prevent clothes from wrinkling and shrinking.
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Functional nanoparticles
  • Genetically modified organism (GMO)
  • Chlorine bleaching

All chemical inputs in GOTS organic cotton (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) are biodegradable, so they are safe for your skin and the environment.

OUR OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 COMPONENTS ARE FREE FROM:

  • Several hundred of harmful chemicals including pesticides, carcinogenic colourants and heavy metals
  • Legally banned and controlled substances (such as banned Azo colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc.)
  • Any unwanted remaining substances. These substances usually come from chemicals used for fabric easy-care properties such as colour longevity, easy iron finishing, dimension stability, etc.

Check them out for some more information on their products, here is the link: https://www.amaella.com/?v=79cba1185463

Love Sam

 

Family weekend – Wheelchair Lifestyle

Family weekend – Wheelchair Lifestyle

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Handbike

I came to live in England 11 years ago because my husband is English. At that moment it was what made sense for us, as I was playing tennis and I could live in anywhere in the world and travel to tournaments.

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Daisy chain

When we met my nieces were very young. Anna was 6 months Emily was two years old. I loved the girls from the start and my husbands family became my family as it should be. Emily is now a teenager and Anna is eleven,  and we love to spend time together.samanta bullock wheelchair model suffolk family hand bike

All of our English family is from Suffolk and I took the opportunity of the bank holiday weekend and a ballet performance to make a vlog and show you guys a little bit of our routine with the ones we love deeply.

I am very happy to share with you the activities we did over the weekend.


Loads of Love – Sam

Parallel Global – Come and join us!

Parallel Global – Come and join us!

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Parallel Global

As you probably know I am an ambassador for Parallel Global, formerly Parallel London. Parallel is growing & spreading to other cities.  If you don’t know Parallel Global it is a fully inclusive set of races for all ages and abilities with no cut off times. Participants can choose between a 10K, 5K, 1K, 100m, 3K walk (new) or the Super-Sensory 1k and take part in a festival of inclusive activities.

For the first two years it took place in the Olympic Park in London and this year it will be announced soon. It has just been announced that Parallel Glasgow will take place on the 2nd September in George Square.
samanta bullock wheelchair model parallel global londonIt is a fun day, where family and friends get together to do some activities and enjoy the festival. There is also the opportunity to try different sports and activities.  You should check it out at their website http://www.parallellifestyle.com It is a true celebration of diversity and inclusivity.
Last I had the experience of giving a “Parallel Beats’ talk with my husband around our experience in inclusive sport: http://www.parallellifestyle.com/parallel-beats/

We did the Super-Sensory 1k together, I loved the bubbles and I am sure you will love to be part of it too. Come and join us!
I hope to see you at a Parallel event. Love Sam x samanta bullock wheelchair model parallel global london

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Bubbles Experience.

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Mark & I
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Bertie and I